I recently watched a wonderful movie on Sabbath , called the Rapture of the church (Galilean wedding custom) , which explains the why of the Rapture and second coming of Christ.
A wonderful sister in Christ recommended this movie. I don’t want to give it all away, but I really recommend that you watch this movie to better understand who makes it to the wedding feast, the parable of the ten virgins and so many other parables that Lord Jesus Christ spoke about relating to His second coming.
I now understand why only the Father knows when the Son returns. Lord Jesus Christ used a lot of parables and often to relate it to people He looked at their cultures. He and His disciples were also Galilean. The way a Galilean wedding is conducted is totally different from western customs. It’s usually the bride who awaits her bridegroom, who goes to his father’s house to prepare a place for them. Only the Father knows and tells his son when the place is ready, up to his standards and then tells his son to go get his bride. The bride on the other hand , takes a year to prepare things like getting materials for her dress etc.
There’s so many fascinating facts, like the bride and her brides maids would sleep in there wedding garments , being ever ready with their lamps trimmed etc…awaiting the sound of the trumpet, indicating that her bridegroom had arrived and that they had to get up and make their way to the wedding feast. Only the bride , bridesmaids and other of the town’s people that were ready when they heard the trumpet, would go to the feast, the others who were foolish were locked out.
The garments I believe are also important and symbolic of how we need to keep our garments clean until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ 🙏🙏🙏 This movie really helped me understand these concepts , and why we should be ever ready. It shows why date setting is really bad. It also shows that preparation does indeed take time. 😊🙏
I will include the link to the movie below. I pray this movie helps you in your understanding of the why of the Rapture of the church and the scripture related to it. Blessings!
This year I have decided to observe the feast of Purim 🎉🎉🎉. I did some research on how Christians can observe Purim and how it is relevant to us as the body of Christ. This feast however, is not a mandatory biblical feast.
As Christians, we can learn a lot about God’s plan of redemption by becoming familiar with the observance of Purim.
Paul tells us through the Christians at Corinth that what we see with the eye and what is really happening are two different things. “Things are not what they would seem” is a central theme in the Book of Esther.
Purim is the Biblical holiday that was initiated by and commemorates the events recorded in the book of Esther. The holiday comes in the final month of the Hebrew calendar.
Events happen by apparent coincidence; however, God is at work behind the scenes. Here are a few of the coincidental events in the Book of Esther:
Esther, a Jew, just happens to be chosen as queen from hundreds of candidates.
Mordechai, Esther’s uncle, just happens to find out about a conspiracy against the King and reports it; and it just happens that nothing is done, at that time, to recognize his good deed.
After Haman has a gallows built on which to hang Mordechai, he approaches the King to ask for permission to execute Mordechai; it just happens that the King had been unable to sleep the night before and had the royal records read to him that tell about Mordechai’s action on behalf of the King. It just happens that at the very moment that Haman seeks to destroy Mordechai that the King is seeking to honor Mordechai.
Reading through the Book of Esther you will find other “coincidences.” In fact, the name Purim, refers to the “lots” that were cast to determine on which day Haman would act to destroy the Jewish people. Lots can be thought of as the modern dice.
By celebrating this Biblical festival – the beginning of understanding anything is to do it – we will more clearly see the hidden nature of God’s work during these last days and be in a better position to proclaim His actions to the people around us who are around and who are unaware of His hidden but glorious work of redemption. Indeed, things are not as they would seem. The darkness of our times, visible to everyone, will not succeed in destroying God’s people. Instead, God is working behind the scenes, just as He did in the story of Esther, to accomplish a great redemption and to save His people from the hand of the one seeking to destroy us.